Well after a few teething problems - including realising that my home is in a mobile black spot; or rather that one end of it is and best place to log-on from is by the french windows - I am resigned to the Dongle. It seems perfectly reasonable for playing World of Warcraft and the log issues I occasionaly get convince me that 4-6 hours on-line is enough. It works pretty well for VOIP and mostly OK for video calls. Podcasts can be slow but happen. So now I am fully mobile - or I would be if I had any battery life at all in my laptop - I will always need a power outlet. Grrrrrr - and in the UK solar is not viable!!!